Haiku The smell of the sea Salty, fresh, provocative Arousing senses Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Haiku White peaks on the sea Rough waters for fishermen All in a day’s work Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Senryu I allow the sea to cover the hurt I bear and wash away my pain Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Senryu Sea lapping the shore Reminiscent of your love Constantly flowing Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Out To Sea
Breathless, sinking into dampened sand A collapsing heap of bones and skin lays immobile, grateful for silence but for the ebb and flow of waves washing the shore In silence memories flood into a mind trying to close the gates of hell Tears pour from eyes witness to the unspeakable A throat chokes on words refusing to swallow Between heaving breasts lies a heart piecing together the puzzle of broken rocks that weigh it down A wave washes over a body of disbelief Wishing to be taken out to sea Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Word Prompts Between - FOWC Swallow - RDP Puzzle - Stream of Consciousness
Mother of Pearl
A mother of pearl sky Overtones for the day’s finale Coral colored horizon burns into the sea as the elusive green light flashes farewell to a surreal sunset Fragrance of coconut Floats on the evening air Fading footprints in the exsiccated sand are taken back by the gentle flow of evening tide Blue and yellow sails fly on a lone schooner still visible in the diminishing light In the silence a feeling of peace descends on a tranquil scene akin to paradise Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Word Prompts Akin - Word of the Day Exsiccate - RDP Real - FOWC Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay
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Standing in silver light of consumed moon Staring out to sea Hair, raven black Lifted by the wind Palmed rose, thorny Color of blood Clutched tightly to a heaving breast as tears flowed Skulls of saints calling to lost souls in watery graves Where pearls from tissue calcify in salty sea Lured by songs of sailors lost Blood trickles from royal flesh taken by waves Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Haiku The sounds of the sea On a warm tropical night Soothing, gentle tones Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
He is still talking ... I listened intently for as long as I could but felt my mind wandering to a faraway place where all I could hear was the gentle lapping of waves against a sandy shores A warm breeze rustled the sea grasses as I studied my toes buried deep in the cool soft powdered beach I watched sandpipers toying with the water Running out and running in, never to get wet I picked up treasure of bleached-out shells Waiting in their emptiness to be collected and transported elsewhere and stored in a box with a lid closed tight Never to see the sun again until needed for a memory check of what once was I followed footprints along the beach Watching the tide reclaim them effortlessly The colors began to change in the late afternoon and there is an orange glow the color of marmalade A seagull shrieks loudly and I am startled from my peaceful sojourn It is then I realize ... He is still talking Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Peter Frank is hosting D'Verse Poets, Meet at the Bar tonight. He has prompted us with 'Circular poetry'. We have the option to write a Pantoum or Villanelle which are circular poems with repetition, or to write a poem showing something coming full circle Photo by Saksham Gangwar on Unsplash